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From William A Rowe Jr <wr...@rowe-clan.net>
Subject [vote] Win32 Decision Point
Date Wed, 24 Apr 2019 19:31:25 GMT
Some 17 years later we are at a crossroads, because the win32 code
is somewhat illegible and harder to maintain due to the ANSI-vs-UTF8,
Win9x-vs-NT code paths.

NT won. The only remaining question is how many apr consumers are
leveraging ANSI-specific builds for local code page semantics, vs how
many are willing to treat all system resources as utf-8 names, and for
ANSI, willing to live on the 1.x branch in perpetuity? These are builds
that explicitly toggle ANSI in spite of whatever OS the binary runs on.

So the vote is pretty simple, I propose to strip all ANSI 8-bit logic from
the apr (2.0) trunk/ and leave only the utf8->wide char logic remaining.
Committers and community both, please choose one below,

[ ] Please retain the ANSI logic in APR 2.0 on Win32

[ ] Please drop 8-bit and focus only on utf-8 resource names on Win32.

Will leave this question open a full 10 days to get the widest sampling
of opinions.

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